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Samurai Restaurant

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979 Lomas Santa Fe Dr, Solana Beach, CA 92075-2125
+1 858-481-0032
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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All hours
Sun 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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San Diego, California
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146 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here with a group of 9 the week of Thanksgiving. They were great at serving our large group, and we really enjoyed our food and sake. they were very fast and attentive (bordering on rushed, but we didn't feel pressured to leave early and that type of efficiency is common in japanese restaurants). Unfortunately, it was way too... More 

Thank 581lily
Del Mar
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76 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We met friends for happy hour which we have done several times. This time the size of the portions were much smaller. The sushi rolls seemed very skimpy. My friend said something to our server and she told us the size was the same as it always has been. Very disappointing. Maybe it was just that night because we have... More 

Thank LMODelMar
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been eating at Samurai for the past 10+ years on every visit out to see my brother. It's timelessly delicious with fresh sushi that just melts in your mouth. The wine list is top notch and the atmosphere is great. Sit at the bar with Mako and make sure you get the Hamachi Truffle appetizer. You will not be... More 

Thank Hayley F
Phoenix, Arizona
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31 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit to this restaurant Had a great organic cold sake followed by delicious Mahi Mahi hibachi dinner The chef was very gracious and skilled They give you a lot of food so be prepared to take some with you for next day lunch.

Thank sal19652015
Vista, California
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90 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I having been coming here for several years. The quality of the fish is always top notch! Hamachi, tuna, uni are great! We typically sit at the sushi bar, but last night (sat of Memorial Day weekend) we came in with a party of 10 and were accommodated quickly at a table in the dining room. We... More 

Thank Denise C
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2016

Great ambiance with Japanese lanterns and decor. The sashimi is fresh and the rolls are delicious, as is the tempura. You can enjoy a quiet setting and a fun experience. A good place for lunch or dinner with friends or for business. The service is pretty quick, though they also don't rush you if you would like to linger a... More 

Thank Kristin A
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87 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2016

Family owned by Charlie Sun and his father before that. Been in Solana Beach for almost 40 years. Great sushi chefs and best service and prices. Highly recommend. In the same center as the North County Rep. theatre.

Thank Mark H
San Diego
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204 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2016

We are not very familiar with Japanese foods but we found delicious choices on their menu and we all 5 have very tasty meals.

Thank Jay A
Minnetonka, Minnesota
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2015

We first visited this place with a large group about 5 years ago and sat at one of their Teppanyaki tables, which are in a room that is separate from the main dining room and sushi bar. We had such a nice time that my husband and I decided to return later that week for happy hour. It was a... More 

Thank marshaka23
Orlando, Florida
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150 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed dinner here with hubby. We ordered the garlic edamame, shrimp tempura, gyoza, and fresh sushi. Everything we ordered was excellent. Our waitress, Jen, did an excellent job of providing top notch service. Definitely a must if you're looking for some good Japanese food.

Thank NcogNito1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 979 Lomas Santa Fe Dr, Solana Beach, CA 92075-2125
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Solana Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 858-481-0032

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?